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These 15 Amazingly Honest Photos Show the Truth and Beauty of Postpartum Moms

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There are so many things that people don’t tell you about becoming a mom for the first time, and so many moments in your postpartum life that make you feel isolated and alone. These 15 photographs will not only put the truth on display, they’ll make you realize that you’re not the only woman to ever feel this way.

Far from it. Generations upon generations have been there, and we will all make it out the other side.

#15. This might be the most real photo of the bunch.

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#14. You’ll be surprised what you miss once it’s over.

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#13. Be perfect to you.

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#12. “5 months between these pics. 7 months postpartum, and my jeans are finally fitting SO much better. I’ve struggled with postpartum depression so it took a good 4 months to start moving my body and eating better. 8 lb until goal 1 is met!”

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#11. It will all fall into place.

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#10. Hold on tight to these moments.

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#9. Choose to see the awesome under the tired and soft.

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#8. Try to remember what’s really important.

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#7. Learn to love your battle wounds, if you can.

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#6. Because you’ve got more important things to do than obsess over the scale.

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#5. It’s all normal.

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#4. It’s okay to be a little bit raw.

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#3. Keep your eyes on your goals and give it time – this progression is a couple of years in the making (after twins!).

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#2. Real life is messy.

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#1. Your body has done amazing things.

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I see you, Mama. You’re doing great.